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Katherine Gordy Levine
Works at Emotional Fitness Training, Inc
Attended University of Delaware
Lives in Littleton, CO
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A Help Wanted Blog post  detaining a profit sharing venture for a techie.  Share if you know someone who might fill the bill. 
HELP WANTED: Need someone with advanced technical skills to take over the computer related part of Emotional Fitness Training as a profit-sharing venture. Would need to be knowledgeable with Word P...
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Five ways to defeat loneliness. A blog post from Emotional Fitness Training, Inc. 
Loneliness is a fact of life. Visits all - sometimes when we are alone,:often when with another.  How much it hurts is mostly up to you. Many things accentuate loneliness. Just being alone lots; be...
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A parenting blog post 6 Tips to Coreect the Most Common Parenting Mistakes.#parentingadvice  #emotionalfitnesstraining   #discipline  
Blame the parenting gurus if you are confused about about praise,  natural consequences, and the uses and abuses of punishment.  These tips should help. Parenting tip one: Stop treating children li...
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Today is the start of your future. A blog post with 5 tips for controlling what you can. #emotionalintelligence #fitness  
Reality check: The future is not ours to control. Things happen. These tips offer better control, not control. Emotional Fitness Training Tips Emotional Fitness Training Tip One: Learn from the pas...
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A blog post about being kind to strangers as a road to being happier.
Kindness is the strongest proof of Karma as every bit act of kindness enriches you. Why it is a major Emotional Fitness  Training Exercise. Emotional Fitness Training Tips Emotional Fitness Trainin...
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Don't play this game. It holds the world back. 
Blaming is part of our genetic heritage. When bad things happen, we need to find the cause to prevent future hurt. Makes sense, but Pogo knew better. Don' t remember what Pogo said? He said, "We ha...
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A blog post with a quick review of how to create and use a Memory book in your quest to stay strong. Parents need to teach this skill to their children.
Memories serve to keep us safe. As Mark Twain noted no cat sits twice on a hot stove -- that also means no cat sits on a cold stove.  More to think about: Emotional Fitness Training is designed to ...
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Faulty thinking infects us all. Hopefully this Emotional Fitness Training post will help you spot not just other people's fallacious arguments, but your own. 
We all have our histories, we all are taught other histories then we shape our lives on both versions one which maybe true than the other. Think about this: As an African proverb from the Ewe-mina ...
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Do not usually post on a Sunday, but seemed like a good post to break.
Read this story and then think about what matters. A Mega Emotional Fitness Training Tip: The more you think you know, the more your heart pushes your beliefs, the more you need to think more about...
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Blogging about staying safe this coming holiday  #emotionallyintelligence  
Lots of partying means lots of drinking. Besides following these Safe Drinking Rules, I plan not to be on the road much this weekend. What are your plans? And I thought this little joke by internet...
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A blog post about how an attitude of gratitude can get you through almost any storm. #emotionalintelligence  #emotionalfitness. #fitness  
All seasons bring storms. All lives suffer hurts and hurt creates personal storms . Emotional Intelligence means life's storms wisely. When you can say "Thank you" for all what has been given and w...
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A blog post about how to best give and use advice.
Everyone tells everyone else what to do or tries to. I do, but like more than half of all  people, I rarely do all I am advised to do; nor, do I follow my own advice. EMOTIONAL FITNESS TRAINING THO...
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Author, CEO Emotional Fitness Training, Inc. Parent Advisor
Skills
Major skill making complicated theory and advice practical.
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  • Emotional Fitness Training, Inc
    Founder and CEO, 1996 - present
    Emotional Fitness Training shares tips, skills and Exercises designed to improve emotional fitness, what many call Emotional Intelligence. If you feelings boss you, get you in trouble, you need to strenghten your emotional fitness skills.
  • Mental Health Association NYC
    Program coordinator, consultant, 2003 - 2009
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York
    Program Director, 1991 - 2003
  • SCAN NY
    Director Group Home Program, 1986 - 1991
  • Columbia University
    Associate Adjunct Professor, 1984 - 2009
  • Smith College School of Social Work
    Adjunct Professor, 1999 - 2003
  • Rye Non-Secure Detention
    Professional Foster Parent, 1974 - 1986
  • Columbia University
    Field Instructor, Assistant Professor, 1968 - 1975
  • Woman's Hospital at St. Lukes
    Director of Social Services, 1965 - 1968
  • The Mary Fletcher Hospital
    Senior Staff Social Worker, 1961 - 1965
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Littleton, CO
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Why Emotional Fitness ? Just as we need to stay physically strong, we need to stay emotionally strong. EFTI's exercises build emotional strength (Emotional Intelligence.)
Introduction
Author, licensed therapist but mainly an Emotional Fitness Trainer.  Served in the trenches both as a foster mother and then as the Director of Mental Health Crisis Teams in  New York City before, during, and after 911. A retired professor and adjunct professor, I have taught in two Ivy League Schools of Social Work as well as some lessor known schoos. Sharing knowledge about emotional fitness is my passion.  For a listing of all my books go to  My Amazon Author Pages
Bragging rights
Survived 12 years and 300+ kids as a foster parent. Thereafter. directed mental health crisis teams in New York's South Bronx before, during, and after 9/11. Now retired and living in the Wild, wild west and helping raise my grandsons. When not doing that writing, and promoting Emotional Fitness Training, Inc. Been there and done that more than most. and so my advice is practical and tested.
Education
  • University of Delaware
    B.A., 1959
  • Bryn Mawr College
    M.S.S., 1961
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Our two grandsons, now 2 and 4 are lucky enough to live just up the hill from Creative Minds, so when it came time for Mom to return to work, the choice seemed obvious and turned out to be the best option to staying home with the help of a Nanny and few can afford that. Our family couldn't. We often pick the grands up for some quality grandparent time so have popped in at all hours. You should know that for years I provided short term foster care to troubled teens; I am also a licensed therapist; I directed mental health crisis teams for families and children in NYCity before, during, and after 9/11; I taught human behavior courses at both Columbia University and Smith College Schools of Social Work; finally, I have published 18 parenting and emotional fitness training books. When I say Creative Minds deserves a 10 rating, I know what I am talking about.
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